Carasso Science Park’s Accessibility arrangements

Carasso Science Park is working to promote the accessibility matter.

We view all our costumers equally. All are entitled to full accessibility to all of the museum’s facilities and services.

We view our disabled costumers as equal and entitled to full accessibility in the museum.

This section of our website was created to inform our visitors and costumers on the accessibility arrangements of the museum. Our goal is to allow all costumers, with or without disabilities, an equal and accessible service as much as possible.

Carasso Science Park’s accessibility arrangements:

Building accessibility and the route to the park:

Carasso Science Park is located in the Gustave Leven campus. The campus has one main entrance followed by a second entrance to the reception. The accessible entrance to Carasso Science Park is the same entrance that leads to Beit Yatziv. It can be accessed through 79 Ha’atzmaut St., Beer Sheva.

The entire museum, from its entrance and reception area, through its exhibitions, halls, labs, etc. – all fully accessible.

In addition, the route from the public bus station, located across the street from the museum, is also accessible all the way to the entrance of the museum.

Accessible parking in the area

The Museum’s parking lot has three designated parking spaces for people with disabilities, two for regular sized vehicles and one for a medium/large vehicle – located no more than 15 meters from the main accessible entrance. In addition, there is a municipal parking lot across the street from the museum, which includes six designated parking spaces for people with disabilities, four for regular sized vehicles and two for medium/large vehicles – located at a distance of 25 meters from the main entrance.

Staff training

The museum’s staff are prepared and briefed, and will be happy to assist with any question or request regarding accessibility information.

Elevators

There are two elevators in the museum:

The first elevator is located in the science games garden and designated for our visitors, enabling access to the exhibitions that are located in the -1 (minus 1) floor and to the halls, exhibitions and the museum’s auditorium  located on the -2 (minus 2) floor.

The second elevator is located in the Turkish building and enabling access to the Nucleus of Science exhibition on the second floor, to the exhibitions that are located on the -2 (minus 2) floor and the W.C that are located on the -1 (minus 1) floor.

Phone and internet services

Phone center – the museum’s Call Center number is +972-8-6252600 and our phone router does not have background music while the extensions and information are being announced. In addition, people with disabilities who are not capable of speaking on the phone are welcome to reach us via the “contact us” form on our website, or this email address – science-park@rashi.org.il.

Website – According to “accessibility Israel” Association’s data, about 20 percent of the population in Israel have some sort of disability and require digital accessibility in order to get information and government services online. Making our website more accessible aims at improving our services and making them more available, user friendly and comfortable for people with disabilities, such as physical, cognitive, short-sightedness, blindness or color-blindness, hearing, etc. as well as for senior citizens. The accessibility adjustments were executed according to the Israeli Standard Recommendations (IS 5568) for accessibility on the internet on an AA level.

Frontal services – accessible service stations

The reception desk and the guard stations are accessible for people with disabilities. Both the guard station and reception desk will be more than happy to respond to inquiries and provide any assistance if needed.

There is an Inspiration loop hearing aid kit on the guard’s station. In addition, there is a board and writing implements upon request.

W.C. facilities:

There are 5 visitor restrooms throughout the museum, each with fully accessible toilets for people with disabilities – there is a restroom on the Mandate Building in front of the science games garden, in the entrance lobby on the -1 (minus 1) floor, in the Turkish building on the -1 floor, in the Turkish building on the second floor and in the Turkish building on the gallery floor.

Auxiliary Utilities and Auxiliary Services:

  • Staff accompaniment can be provided when arriving to the museum. Please speak to the guard or the receptionist in the entrance building to receive this service. To receive this service, kindly approach the guard or the receptionist, who will connect you with an appropriate staff member and/or accessibility coordinator.
  • We will be happy to provide help in filling up forms if necessary. Please turn to the service provider on site for assistance.
  • Assistance with carrying personal belongings can be provided. Please state the need while purchasing the entrance tickets or upon arrival at the museum.
  • Portable chairs for resting can be provided at the reception desk
  • Seeing Eye dogs – the entrance to the museum with a Seeing Eye dog is permitted.
  • Staff members stationed throughout the in the museum’s exhibitions are available for any inquiry and assistance that
  • Directional signs are placed throughout the museum.

Information

Accessible formats for information requests can be forwarded to us via our phone center number – 08-6252623 or via email – science-park@rashi.org.il.

We in the Carasso science park are prepared for full accessibility of the museum in order to allow all of our visitors a good and accessible experience accompanied by a sensitive and equal service. In addition, we are working to further develop, over the next few years, the accessibility of the museum in the following areas:

Accessibility for people with sight disabilities

Accessibility for people with hearing disabilities.

Opening Hours

The museum opening hours:

Tuesday - 10:00-19:00

Mon., Wed., Thu., Sat. -
10:00-17:00